Waking up early, is ALWAYS worth it! Even when I think I’m too tired to get out of bed, it’s always worth it! I find they are often some of my favorites! Driving an hour to the session, watching a lighting storm in the distance, and getting to talk with my hubby because the time difference is perfect was a great way to start the morning before my session!
Once again, a sunrise session did NOT disappoint! It’s been a while since I’ve had a shoot like this where I could relax and let my creativity flow! Madisen is a spunky, tall (don’t worry, I brought my stool), beautiful woman who ROCKED singing The Lion King on our shoot as the sun rose! She’s definitely my kind of girl! But don’t let her spunkiness fool you, I swear she’s got an inner model in her!
Everything about the session was perfect, the only thing, I wish I would have known, would be to bring bug spray! Okay people. I’d never heard of sand flies, but they are THE DEVIL! Worse than mosquitoes.. I’ve had those before. Worse than chiggers (I didn’t think you could get worse than chiggers). Sand flies ATE ME ALIVE!
The worst thing about them is they are practically minuscule and they swarm! Not to mention they hunt best in the early hours of dawn (I did my research post-session)! Tiny little bites covered… COVERED my forearms, hands, ankles, feet, and neck! For the past week I’ve been itching like crazy! If anyone has a solution to help the itch, I would LOVE some advice! The only thing I’ve found to work is grabbing an ice pack and numbing 50% of my body whenever a portion of arm or leg gets brushed by my clothing and starts a forest fire of tingling!